MAIT Investigation

Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office
Patrol Operations Bureau
-Major Accident Investigation Team

Sylvia Gurzynski (Driver - Deceased)
DOB: 1/23/1933
Vehicle: 2005 silver Nissan Altima

Arthur Ames (Driver – Uninjured)
DOB: 10/31/2003
Vehicle: 2011 gold Ford Explorer

PINELLAS COUNTY - On November 21, 2021, at approximately 11:30 a.m., deputies assigned to the Major Accident Investigation Team (MAIT) responded to the area of Belcher Road and Spanish Vistas Drive in Dunedin to investigate a vehicle crash.

According to investigators, 88-year-old Sylvia Gurzynski was traveling westbound on Spanish Vistas Drive and stopped at Belcher Road. A gold Ford Explorer, driven by 18-year-old Arthur Ames, was traveling northbound on Belcher Road. Investigators say that Gurzynski slowly began to roll into the curb lane of northbound Belcher Road when her vehicle was struck by the Ford Explorer.

Gurzynski was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Ames and the passenger of his vehicle were not injured.

According to investigators, speed and impairment do not appear to be factors in the crash.

Next of kin has been notified.

The investigation continues.                                           

Posted by Amanda Sinni Sunday, November 21, 2021 4:23:00 PM Categories: Vehicle Crashes

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